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THE      ^R^IF^L    OF    PEACE

nothing but the drum, the whining winds, and the
baying dogs.

The first to break the long silence was our chief,
who had been sitting with a misty glint In his eye,
gazing Into space. With a sad smile on his face,,
he said:

'White Dog Is with us to-night; I can feel him
here.5 And we all believed him; for there was
something In the air that said it.

In the days succeeding Roving Night Eagle's
return to us, our medicine-man broke his leg in
two places and set them In splints,, and after a few
months had passed, he was entirely well, with
only a stiff knee to remind him of his harrowing

Our chief was so elated over his return and the
vindication of White Dog's 'medicine5, that he
called a council and said that he was going to
make peace with the Crows, He dispatched a
runner to the Crow chief, who was coming with
his band more than one hundred miles away, with
a present of Indian tobacco  kinikinik. The
messenger was to present this tobacco to the chief
of the Crows, and if he accepted It, was to Invite
him to meet us half-way on the journey and
'smoke the pipe with us'.

Six days later the runner returned with a pre-
sent of "Eastern Indian tobacco*  tobacco like
that used by the white man to-day  which the